Sunday, May 19, 2013

A False Prayer

I saw this posted the other day. When reading this, I thought in an ever increasingly narcissistic society, the question has now become, not what one can do for God, but what can God do for me? Let that give you pause, and realize the sheer numbers who have been down that road. Where is the love for God? 

First of all you will see the false thing promoted that being a Christian is about a life self improvement plan. Where being a Christian is supposed to be about giving you a "better" life in this world full of more achievement, success and a "great life" now. One thing I have been pondering in this carrot on the stick society, is how so many have been fully indoctrinated in believing that achievement is the sole sum of a person's life. So if you are poor and don't have the wonderous career you supposedly mean nothing. They worship a false god that will allow their "networking to pay off..."lining up the right breaks and right opportunities"

Just yesterday I was having a conversation with someone about how many Christians will have very hard lives and often times once someone is living for Jesus Christ, you enter "outcast" status and how the false preachers have advanced a false god of the ATM machine and self improvement/life coach. "My dawn is coming" is Illuminati to the core and is another narcissistic statement that makes it all about the person who posted this.


Anonymous said...

I think they forgot the, "Thy will be done, You alone are God and do everything for Your glory." as they sing another chorus of "It's all about me." You are so correct and thank you for the reminder. - Don

Anonymous said...

Dang, someone beat me to it. Someone already posted "Thy will be done"... which was the point I was going to make. That the will of God is far more abundantly fruitful (and "satisfying", to use one of their buzz words), than "your best life now".

Bible Believer said...

I agree. Whatever happened to praying for God's will be done? This is a more covert prosperity gospel like prayer but sadly see this moving more into the mainstream then ever! This stuff is married to the human potential movement and "positivity" stuff...

Anonymous said...

You know I just got done reading the book of Psalms, and I've noticed how the contemporary prayers and CCM music of today are so far removed from the book of Psalms. The book of Psalms is our guide; it teaches us how to pray and how to worship God. There is a right and wrong way to ask God for provision and deliverance...that prayer is the wrong way. God is not praised or worshipped. God is not thanked or honored. Its a me me me prayer.


Anonymous said...

I was reading the 'prayerbox,' for my local church (online), and someone from India had asked for a prayer for his wife and himself because of health problems, and the fact that his wife had to travel to the USA to visit a family member who is also ill. What tickled me is at the end he asked God if he could help him in his career in television, which wasn't lucrative enough and wanted to go into movies!

Anonymous said...

venvenlinge awareThe first thing I want to do is thank God that when I got saved I was with brothers and sisters that brought me up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. There were no prossperity preachers and life coaches there. All the focus was on laying a strong foundation. Reading, praying, fasting and witnessing. Picking up the cross and denying worldy lusts.

This would sound hard for many today but for me it was the best time of my life, walking in the fear of God and the comfort of the Holy Ghost.

Sadly that is more the exception than the rule today. To find a church like that one is like searching for a needle in a haystack now.

The fruit of these modern day properity preachers is evident in the prayers of their flock. Psalms does indeed teach us how to pray and this would be a good one for them.

Psa 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Bible Believer said...

I agree about the Psalms JL, we should read them as example in how to pray.

That person from India sounds like they have been indoctrinated by a lot of prosperity preachers. Trust me they are even WORSE in other countries from what I can tell then here. India is a dangerous place spiritually not just from the Hinduism but the many "Christian" converts who believe they can hold on to all religions with "jesus" as just one more "god" to worship.
Last anon, I am glad you had some good Christian brother and sisters who helped you, I thank God I found a church that still adhered to many truths when I was newly saved. That is rare nowadays. I agree about laying the biblical foundation and the rest. For me it was a great time in life too.

The false prayers are coming from right out of the false teachings.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's all about self these days. What can God do for me? Joyce Meyer says God calls you to be no one but yourself. Yes, be yourself, they say.

People don't read the bible so they believe that. Be like Christ? I never heard that, they say.

These false teachers tell us that God accepts you as you are.

People don't read their bibles so they don't know this is a lie.

God may accept you as you are as a new Christian, but we are expected to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and become more like Him.

When the bible says we are a new creature, we literally are. We change from wanting our will to wanting God's will.

But people who love the world do not want to hear that. They will get mad at you for pointing out that being born again means being changed. They don't want to change. They bend God to fit their ways. And there is no shortage of false teachers to assure you to 'just be yourself'.

Bible Believer said...

Thanks Anon, you said it well. :)